Midland, Michigan -- Dow Building Solutions' Froth-Pak foam, specially designed as a foam-in-place polyurethane sealant to control air leakage from buildings and insulation gaps, is becoming a valuable addition to builder tool kits, as demand for energy efficiency and air tightness becomes more important, a recent Dow statement said.
The sealant system, which can also be used for sealing-in doors and windows and at roof/wall intersections, now includes a redesigned Insta-Flo Gun -- a lightweight applicator which helps the operator control flow rate, Dow said.
"Froth-Pak has been a favourite with builders for many years because it's not only a great sealant, it also resists moisture, insulates, gives structural support and dampens noise," said Alex Crisp, account manager for Dow Building Solutions. "Because of that we have a range of customers, including plumbing and insulation installers, as well as heating and ventilation and swimming pool technicians -- we continually update the system to help meet the needs of them all," he added.
The system can be used with a range of specially tailored dispensing nozzles, including:
• Caulking low output - for controlled bead size in tight areas;
• NS cone/spray medium output - a cylindrical spray pattern for filling voids and cavities in small areas;
• Fan/spray medium output - ideal for flat applications such as walls, roofs and ceilings where a smooth finish is desired, and;
• High output - large volume coverage for filling large areas such as hidden cavity applications.
Dow Building Solutions also offers Great-Stuff polyurethane foam sealant, and Insta-Stik polyurethane adhesives as well as a range of accessories designed to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings, the statement added. (RD)